Category archives for: Sports

Camaraderie helps reinvigorate softball; 19 from Tempe get All-City recognition

Corona’s softball team won 11 of its last 12 games to end the regular season 21-11 and enter the state playoff tournament as the No. 16 team where they lost in the first round 2-1 to No. 17 Perry. “Our regular season was quite successful and challenging at the same time,” said coach Jennifer Ray. […]

Stellar year for Corona track as boys place 2nd in state

Corona’s track program had is best year in recent history with the boys team capturing second place at the Division I state track meet May 8 and 11 at Mesa Community College when two relay teams not only gave the Aztecs valuable points but were crowned state champions, one for the second year in a […]

Golf Tempe offers cool summer deal for junior golfers

This summer, junior golfers – those 17 and under – can get two months of unlimited golf at a cool price of just $150 at Ken McDonald or $100 at Rolling Hills. That’s a savings of more than $40. Visit for more information, or call Ken McDonald at 480-350-5250 or Rolling Hills at 480-350-5275. […]

Corona track team sprints toward a record-breaking season

The Aztec track program has been hot the past couple of weeks setting 44 personal records and breaking four school records according to head coach Jim Kelly. “We had 22 athletes qualify for the prestigious Arcadia Invitational Track Meet in Arcadia, CA, April 5-6, where several of our kids broke school records or set personal […]

Little League, city in discussion over fees, field use

Valley baseball fans enjoyed yet another spring training stint, and the Diamondbacks are seen by some sports mavens as possible playoff contenders this year. But among the parents of Tempe junior ballplayers, serious discontent is brewing. Leaders of Tempe South Little League, which puts more than 500 local kids on the diamonds every year, contend […]


For the second time this season, Corona’s girl’s track team has set a new school record. The Lady Aztec 4×800 meter relay team of Victoria Haun, Kelly Naumann, Hallie Swenson and Mason Swenson led from the get-go taking first place at the 73rd Chandler Rotary Track Invitational and setting a new school record March 23. […]

Recipients of spring awards from Tempe All City

Recipients of spring awards from Tempe All City Association were, front row, from left: Glen Farina, wrestling; Matt Churchill, wrestling; Kelsey Cartwright, soccer; Olivia Montoya, soccer; Maddie Wolf, soccer; Stephanie Petre, soccer. Middle row: Taylor Kalmer, basketball; Ellis Rutili, soccer; Ryan Koening, soccer; Colton Winstead, wrestling; Zach Walton, wrestling. Back row: Brix Kronberg, wrestling; Brian […]

Payoff seen in recruitment to track teams from fall, winter sports

Corona’s track program is having its best start in years with the boys tying for first place with Desert Vista in their first tournament of the year, the Aztec Invitational, March 2, and then both teams winning the Husky Invitational last weekend at Horizon. “I am extremely proud of our student athletes, their efforts and […]

Baseball coach pitches what may be a life changing concept to his team

Corona head baseball coach Dave Webb’s chance meeting with a young man last fall turned out to have an unexpected, and at the same time beneficial, impact, not only on Webb but on his players and the entire team as well. “Last fall, while working for USA Baseball,” Webb said, “I met a young man […]

Corona wrestlers score

Corona Wrestling — Corona’s wrestling team, with 10 wrestlers qualifying for the Division I state tournament held in Prescott Valley Feb. 7-8, placed third behind Sunnyside and runner-up Chandler. “Our team did great in ‘wrestle-backs’ to climb to within five points of taking second place,” said Coach Jim Martinez. “Seven of our 10 wrestlers who […]

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